What is best way to setup organization's departmental file shares?

Can someone help me with best ways to setup departmental file share for our organization.  Should we use a 3rd party tool, or used built-in functionality from Windows and/or Office 365.  We do have Office 365, and both Linux and Windows Servers available.  I'd like to hear everyone's ideas.

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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
When I was administrating a large accounting firm for many years, I nested folders for Accountants, Book Keepers and Admin Staff in separate folders. That made setting permissions using groups easy. So in my case, you would have something like the following;

Server Drive
       Accountants Folder (Grant appropriate group permissions here)
            Accountants Sub Folders

      Bookkeepers Folder (Grant appropriate group permissions here)
            Bookkeepers Sub Folders

     Admin Staff Folder (Grant appropriate group permissions here)
            Admin Staff Sub Folders

    Senior Admin Only
    etc etc

This made it easy to use Active Directory to limit access to wherever it was needed.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
Robert OrnelasVP Operations at Cook's ComputerCommented:
Create security groups on AD with permissions to the shares and assign users to the groups. Create one share folder and department subfolders assign access permissions to each folder by group.
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